Environmental & Renewable Energy News

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) today published a notice in the Federal Register that it is seeking public comments on regulations that may be repealed, replaced or modified, in accordance with President Donald Trump’s executive order “Enforcing the Regulatory Reform Agenda.” [...]
Thu, Apr 13, 2017
The first 110-MW unit of the Sarulla geothermal project began commercial operations in late March. When completed, the full project in Indonesia’s North Sumatra will have a capacity of about 380 MW. The project combines flash and binary geothermal technologies. [...]
Mon, Apr 03, 2017
Last year marked the first time since 2013 that solar energy growth outpaced wind energy, according to a new report from the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA). Solar saw a record 71 GW of new capacity in 2016, while wind increased by 51 GW. [...]
Fri, Mar 31, 2017
The President announced on Tuesday, March 28th at the Environmental Protection Agency his new Executive Order based on protecting 75,000 US coal jobs by threatening over 3 million US clean energy jobs. Some context: According to MorningConsult The order directs officials to review the Environmental Protection Agency regulations on new and existing power [...]
Thu, Mar 30, 2017
By the authority vested in me as President by the Constitution and the laws of the United States of America, it is hereby ordered as follows: Section 1. Policy. (a) It is in the national interest to promote clean and safe development of our Nation's vast energy resources, [...]
Wed, Mar 29, 2017

Green Events & Products

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We go to great lengths to tote and refill our re-usable water bottles everywhere, but why don’t most of us (ahem, me) re-think how we’re using and consuming shampoo, conditioner and body washes? I was pretty alarmed to learn that 80,000 plastic shampoo bottles wind up in the ocean every year [...]
Fri, Apr 28, 2017
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I can’t say that I’ve dreamed of my wedding dress since I was a little girl—I’ve always been more of a tomboy—but after my fiancé put my Great Grandmother’s vintage engagement ring on it and I sent out my recycled paper save the dates by Paper Culture (so official—ah!), I [...]
Sat, Apr 15, 2017
Hoitink’s modular mycelium dress/Image via Neffa. Designers Kristel Peters and Aniela Hoitink would prefer you think of the term “growth industry” just a little bit differently. Instead of a booming (and polluting) factory, they’d like to suggest a petri dish. And why not? Their dress, above, is made from mycelium, the [...]
Wed, Apr 12, 2017
My family recently began a tradition where we flock from various coasts for a vacation during the winter months. For this year’s trip, we decided on Maui. In my formative years we spent a few winter breaks there, but since moving to the east coast I had not made the [...]
Tue, Apr 04, 2017
This past week I took off to the desert on a last-minute trip to see the gorgeous spring blooms! Due to a very wet spring, (more than twice the usual amount of rain was recorded at Joshua Tree National Park this year) the flowers were like a blanket of beauty [...]
Sat, Apr 01, 2017




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